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L-R professor named to statewide policy board

Fri Feb 12 2010

Dr. Rand Brandes, Lenoir-Rhyne University Martin Luther Stevens Professor of English and director of the university’s Visiting Writers Series, has been awarded a GlaxoSmithKline Faculty Fellowship for 2010.

Dr. Rand BrandesThe GlaxoSmithKline Faculty Fellowship program works in conjunction with the Institute for Emerging Issues based at North Carolina State University to provide the incentive, mechanisms and support for faculty to apply their expertise to current public policy issues. Brandes is one of six GSK fellows this year and the first LRU faculty member to receive this honor.

Fellows work closely with Institute for Emerging Issues staff throughout the year to generate policy-relevant research and to communicate findings to key stakeholders and the general public.

Fellow activities include everything from writing opinion pieces for North Carolina newspapers, to shaping the Institute for Emerging Issues’ programs of work and offering expert advice to policy-makers. Brandes recently spoke at the institute’s Forum on Creativity in Raleigh on The Little Read elementary school literacy program. Other speakers included Gov. Beverly Perdue and former Gov. James Hunt, and creativity gurus Daniel Pink and Tom Kelley.

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